Conflict of Interest Statement
Effects and Feasibility of the “Traffic Light Method for Somatic Screening and Lifestyle” in Patients With Severe Mental Illness: A Pilot Study
Article first published online: 16 APR 2014
© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 106–113, April 2015
How to Cite
van Meijel, B., van Hamersveld, S., van Gool, R., van der Bijl, J. and van Harten, P. (2015), Effects and Feasibility of the “Traffic Light Method for Somatic Screening and Lifestyle” in Patients With Severe Mental Illness: A Pilot Study. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 51: 106–113. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12071
The authors report no actual or potential conflicts of interest.
- Issue published online: 13 APR 2015
- Article first published online: 16 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 20 FEB 2014
- Manuscript Received: 18 SEP 2013
- GGZ Central Mental Health Care
- Inholland University of Applied Sciences
- Lifestyle training;
- severe mental illness;
- somatic screening
To study the preliminary effects and feasibility of the “Traffic Light Method for somatic screening and lifestyle” (TLM) in patients with severe mental illness.
Design and Methods
A pilot study using a quasi-experimental mixed method design with additional content analyses of lifestyle plans and logbooks.
Significant improvements were found in body weight and waist circumference. Positive trends were found in patients' subjective evaluations of the TLM. The implementation of the TLM was considered feasible.
The TLM may contribute to a higher quality of care regarding somatic screening and lifestyle training.