00183 Willingness To Improve Comfort

Domain 12: comfort
Class 1: physical comfort
Diagnostic Code: 00183
Nanda label: willingness to improve comfort
Diagnostic focus: comfort
Approved 2006 • Revised 2013 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

The Nanda nursing diagnosis « disposition to improve comfort is defined as: pattern of tranquility, relief and transcendence in the physical, psycho -spiritual, environmental, cultural and/or social dimensions, which can be reinforced.

Definite characteristics

  • Express desire to improve comfort
  • Expresses desire to improve the feeling of satisfaction
  • Expresses desire to improve relaxation
  • Expresses desire to improve the resolution of complaints

Suggestions of use

As it is a diagnosis of well -being, it is not necessary to establish an etiology (that is, related factors). If any of the defining characteristics are presented, it should be considered whether there is any ailment (such as pain, nausea) or if another diagnosis of well -being should be used (for example, disposition to improve spiritual well -being).

Suggested alternative diagnostics

Other examples

The patient will be able to:

  • Refer to more physical and/or psychosocial-emotional well-being
  • Express greater capacity to relax
  • Manifest or demonstrate better coping skills
  • Manifest that you feel more satisfied and happy

NIC Interventions

  • Support in decision making: provide information and support to a patient who is making a decision regarding their health care
  • SUPPORT FOR AMPSODIFICATION: Reinforcement of a self -directed change and initiated by the patient to achieve personal importance goals
  • Increase in self -knowledge: Assist the patient to explore and understand their thoughts, feelings, motivations and behaviors
  • Increased self -efficacy: reinforcement of individual’s confidence in their ability to exhibit healthy behavior
  • Assertive training: helping the effective expression of feelings, ideas and needs, at the same time respecting the rights of others
  • Health Education: Develop and offer instruction and learning experiences to facilitate voluntary adaptation of behavior to improve the health of individuals, families, groups or communities

Nursing Activities

  • As this diagnosis is not developed at the highest level, it is difficult to determine the specific approach of nursing interventions.
  • In general, nursing staff must provide an integral approach to well -being and self -care, teaching or facilitating environmental management. Many nursing activities focus on training the patient to increase their own comfort. The diagnosis of comfort deterioration should be consulted so that interventions address specific problems that affect well -being.


  • Explore with the patient which means “well -being” for him
  • Evaluate possible obstacles to a greater degree of well -being
  • Determine in which areas the patient wants to increase their well -being (for example, physical, emotional, social, spiritual)
  • Evaluate possible obstacles to assertiveness (for example, socialization, emotional or knowledge condition)
  • (NIC) Increase in self -efficacy
    • Explore the individual’s perception about his ability to perform the desired behavior
    • Explore the individual’s perception on the benefits he will obtain when performing the desired behavior
    • Explore the individual’s perception about the risks of not performing the desired behavior

Patient and family education

  • Explain the differences between assertiveness, aggressiveness and passive aggression
  • Teach strategies to use assertive behaviors (for example, how to say no at irrational requests)
  • Teach techniques such as simple and relaxation massage therapy
  • Teach new coping strategies, as required
  • Provide information about the necessary behaviors to improve well -being


  • Provide opportunities to practice assertiveness (for example, roles game)
  • Work with the patient to prepare a self -care plan and identify the ways in which the nursing professional can facilitate well -being
  • Demonstrate interest in the patient
  • Encourage the patient to express ideas and feelings, both positive and negative
  • Carry out the therapeutic touch
  • positively feedback the person’s efforts
  • Help elaborate an appropriate exercise program
  • (NIC) Support for decision making:
    • Act as a link between the patient and the family (or between the patient and other suppliers of health care)
    • Facilitate joint decision making
    • Help the patient identify the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative