PURPOSE: To study the preliminary effects and feasibility of the “Traffic Light
Method for somatic screening and lifestyle” (TLM) in patients with severe mental
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.