00161 Willingness To Improve Knowledge

Domain 5: perception/cognition
Class 4: cognition
Diagnostic Code: 00161
Nanda label: disposition to improve knowledge
Diagnostic focus: knowledge
approved 2002 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

The Nanda nursing diagnosis « willingness to improve knowledge ” is defined as: cognitive information pattern related to a specific topic or its acquisition, which can be reinforced.

Definite characteristics

  • Express desire to improve learning

Suggestions of use

  • See information about the diagnosis of poor knowledge.
  • If possible, use the use of a more specific diagnosis, as one of the examples of the suggested alternative diagnoses.

Suggested alternative diagnostics

  • Urinary elimination, disposition to improve the
  • Nutrition, disposition to improve
  • Paternity, willingness to improve the
  • Dream, disposition to improve the

NOC Results

( Note : only three noc results have been related to improvement to improve knowledge, which are entered and defined later. However, NOC has 42 results for knowledge: Management of the management of the Arthritis, asthma management, body mechanics, breastfeeding, cancer management, cancer threat reduction, heart disease management, child physical security, pregnancy prevention, management of congestive heart failure, depression management, management of diabetes, diet, disease process, energy conservation, fall prevention, fertility promotion, health behavior, health promotion, health resources, hypertension management, disease care, infant care , management of infection, childbirth and lighting, medication, management of multiple sclerosis, ostomy care, pain management, paternity, personal security, postpartum maternal health, maternal health in preconception None, gestation, gestation and postpartum sexual functioning, prescribed activity, care of the preterm newborn, sexual functioning, substance consumption control, therapeutic procedure, therapeutic regime and weight management. It is possible to place any element or result after the knowledge label Noc to create another result).

  • Knowledge: Health behaviors: scope of knowledge about the promotion and protection of health
  • Knowledge: health promotion: scope of knowledge about the information necessary to achieve and maintain optimal health
  • Knowledge: health resources: scope of knowledge about relevant health resources

Evaluation objectives and criteria

Other examples

The patient and family will be able to:

  • Identify the need for additional information about behaviors that promote health or prescribed treatment (for example, diet information)
  • Demonstrate skills for __________ (specify behaviors or skills)

NIC Interventions

  • The NIC interventions that have been linked to the previous NOC results are described below. NIC interventions for poor knowledge (previous diagnosis) should also be consulted.
  • The application of many nic interventions is possible, depending on the patient’s situation.
  • Health Education: Development and offer of instruction and learning experiences to facilitate voluntary adaptation of behavior to improve the health of individuals, families, groups or communities
  • Learning facilitation: promotion of skills to process and understand information
  • Improvement of the willingness to learn: improvement of skills and interest to receive information
  • Orientation on the health system: facilitation to a patient of the location and the appropriate use of health services

Nursing Activities

Note : See nursing activities for poor knowledge.

  • Since poor knowledge is such a wide label, this manual only offers general activities.


  • Help the patient to establish realistic learning objectives
  • Use various teaching strategies
  • Relate the new content with previous knowledge or experiences
  • Designate time for the patient to ask questions