00214 Impaired comfort

00214 Impaired comfort

Definition of the NANDA label

Impaired comfort , is the perception of lack of tranquility, relief and transcendence of the physical, psychospiritual, environmental and social dimensions.

The diagnosis impaired comfort could be applied to an individual with insufficient control of the situation, insufficient privacy and insufficient resources, all evidence of dissatisfaction with the individual situation, an inability to relax and changes in sleep patterns. It could also be suitable for a community that goes through harmful environmental stimuli (for example an environmental disaster) and has insufficient environmental control as well as sufficient resources to deal with the problem it faces,
and whose residents go for symptoms of pain, fear, anxiety, etc.

Perceived lack of ease, relief, and transcendence in physical, psychospiritual, environmental, cultural, and/or social dimensions.

The defining characteristics, NIC and NOC of the NANDA impaired comfort diagnosis are detailed below.

Defining characteristics

  • Anxiety.
  • Crying.
  • Impaired sleep pattern.
  • Fear.
  • Symptoms related to the disease.
  • Inability to relax.
  • Insufficient resources (eg: financial, social support).
  • Irritability.
  • Insufficient environmental control.
  • Lack of privacy.
  • Lack of control of the situation.
  • Moans.
  • Harmful environmental stimuli.
  • Verbalization of the patient:
    • Feeling uncomfortable.
    • Feeling cold.
    • Feeling hot.
    • Symptoms of distress.
    • Feeling hungry.
    • Itching.
    • Lack of satisfaction with the situation.
    • Lack of calm in the situation.
  • Restlessness.
  • Side effects of treatment (eg, medication, radiation).

Associated condition

  • Illness-related symptoms
  • Treatment regimen


  • Well-being.
  • Comfort level.
  • Effective self-care.
  • Spiritual growth.
  • Self-esteem.


  • Agreement with the patient.
  • Medication management.
  • Increase coping.
  • Behavior modification.
  • Emotional support.
  • Self-care management.
  • Teaching.
  • Therapeutic guides.
  • Promote family involvement.
  • Relaxation therapy.
  • Environmental management: environment.

This NANDA diagnosis is classified under Class 1 (Physical comfort), Class 2 (Environmental comfort), and Class 3 (Social comfort).