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Keywords:

  • Lifestyle training;
  • severe mental illness;
  • somatic screening

Purpose

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.

Findings

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.

Practice Implications

The TLM may contribute to a higher quality of care regarding somatic screening and lifestyle training.