Early and Short Psycho-educational Lifestyle Intervention (HYVIE)


Hôpital le Vinatier






Behavioral: educational group
Behavioral: Motivational group

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


People with severe mental illness have an increased risk of somatic comorbidities such as metabolic syndrome, obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes mellitus, which induce an increased risk of early mortality, mainly because of cardiovascular diseases. These high cardio-metabolic risks result of several factors such as lack of access to medical care, a poor and unbalanced nutrition, physical inactivity and smoking but they are also exacerbated by antipsychotic medications and anti-epileptic mood stabilizers prescribed to treat their psychiatric disorder. These prevention and awareness interventions in lifestyle are most often implemented in ambulatory stabilized patients. Also weight gain occurs in the early months of treatment. The therapeutic education program evaluated in this study seeks to potentiate the effectiveness of these preventive measures through early awareness in hospitalized patients. Finally, this study aims to compare the efficacy of two early and short programs on health behavior: first a program inspired by motivational interviewing and behavioral psychotherapy and secondly an exclusively educational program (information, formative assessment).

Full description

This both psychoeducational programs have a common objective through different methods to promote early awareness of the lifestyle (physical activity and dietary balance) of hospitalized adult patients who receive a psychotropic medication that may cause increased morbidity cardiovascular mortality through excessive weight gain and development of metabolic syndrome. Both programs have the same number of sessions of the same duration (three weekly sessions of one hour); the same themes are addressed (risk of weight gain and cardiovascular risks induced by treatments, benefits of physical activity and of a balanced diet); only the psycho-educational methods differ. These programs are for patients with serious mental illness (mainly psychotic disorders and mood disorders), hospitalized in one of the four adult psychiatric units of the Eastern Sector of the Vinatier Hospital in Bron, France. Patients are treatment-naive or already under psychotropic drug(s) but a new antipsychotic or mood-stabilizer must have been started during this hospitalization. Patients are included on indication of their referring physician in hospital, as soon as their clinical status is compatible. They are randomized to one of two therapeutic educational groups. The two parallel modules of psycho-education are co-managed by two nurses specialized in psycho-education. The study is based on a module per month for 18 months. Patients included will receive three individual interviews with a nurse or psychiatrist: the first interview before module, the second after module and the third three months after module.


10 patients




18 to 45 years old


No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • Hospitalized patients in one of four adult psychiatric units of eastern pole of the Hospital Vinatier
  • man or woman
  • aged between 18 (major) and 45 years (age limit on inducing a cardiovascular risk)
  • receiving anti-psychotic medication or antiepileptic mood stabilizer introduced during this hospitalization: patients must be treatment-naive or already under psychotropic drug(s) since less than 10 years

Exclusion criteria

  • minor
  • aged over 45 years at inclusion
  • pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • patient suffering from a neurodegenerative disease
  • patient suffering from an eating disorder
  • patient with a BMI> 30
  • patient treated for more than 10 years by anti-psychotic medication or antiepileptic mood stabilizer

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Parallel Assignment


None (Open label)

10 participants in 2 patient groups

Motivational group
Experimental group
psycho-education program inspired by motivational interviewing and behavioral psychotherapy
Behavioral: Motivational group
educational group
Active Comparator group
exclusively informative psycho-education program
Behavioral: educational group

Trial contacts and locations



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