00167 Provision To Improve Self -Concept

Domain 6: self -perception
Class 1: self -concept
Diagnostic Code: 00167
Nanda label: disposition to improve self -concept
Diagnostic focus: self -concept
Approved 2002 • Revised 2013 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

The Nanda nursing diagnosis « disposition to improve self -concept is defined as: pattern of perceptions or ideas about the self, which can be reinforced.

Definite characteristics

  • Expresses desire to improve the acceptance of limitations
  • Express desire to improve the acceptance of strengths
  • Express desire to improve satisfaction with body image
  • Express desire to improve trust in skills
  • Expresses desire to improve congruence between actions and words
  • Expresses desire to improve the execution of the role
  • Express desire to improve satisfaction with personal identity
  • Expresses desire to improve satisfaction with the feeling of value
  • Express desire to improve self -esteem

Suggestions of use

Self -concept is a broad diagnosis that includes body image, self -esteem, personal identity and role performance. The disposition to improve self -concept can be used when there are no risk factors for more specific problems (such as low chronic or situational self -esteem, ineffective performance of the role). If there are risk factors, a diagnosis could be used as a risk of low situational self -esteem.

Suggested alternative diagnostics

Other examples

  • Recognize your personal strengths
  • shows a realistic self -assessment
  • Express the desire to improve your self -concept
  • Participate in decision making on the care plan
  • Practice behaviors that generate self -confidence
  • Verbally positive feelings about his body, his self, his skills and his performance performance

NIC Interventions

  • Improvement of self -awareness: Help a patient to explore and understand their thoughts, feelings, motivations and behaviors
  • Improvement of self -esteem: helps a patient to increase his personal judgment of his own value
  • Improvement of body image: improvement of perceptions and attitudes, conscious and unconscious, of a patient towards his body

Nursing Activities


  • Evaluate the indicators of a positive self -concept (for example, mood, positive body image, satisfaction with the responsibilities of the role, perception and general satisfaction of itself)
  • (NIC) Improvement of self -esteem:
    • Monitor the expressions of the patient’s own worth
    • Determine the patient’s confidence in their own criteria

Patient and family education

  • Teach positive behavior skills through roles, modeling, analysis, etc.


  • Help the patient anticipate situational and developmental changes that could influence the performance of the role and self -esteem
  • (NIC) Improvement of self -esteem:
    • Communicate confidence in the patient’s ability to handle situations
    • Encourage the patient to accept new challenges
    • Strengthen the personal strengths that the patient identifies
    • Help the patient identify the positive responses of others
    • Help the patient establish realistic objectives to increase their self -esteem
    • Explore previous successes
    • Reward or praise the patient’s advances towards their objectives

At home

  • Previous activities are also suitable for home care

Babies and Children

  • (NIC) Improvement of self -esteem: instruct parents about the importance of their interest and support for their child to develop a positive self -concept