The TLC2 (Teaching Healthy Lifestyles to Caregivers 2)/CALM (Counseling Advice for Lifestyle Management) Study

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT00131105


The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of a 12-month telephone-supervised, home-based physical activity and dietary intervention, conducted in either a sequential or simultaneous fashion, on improving physical activity and dietary patterns in a high-stress population.

Official Title

Combining Exercise and Diet in Older Adults

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

   - Men and women ages 50 and older

   - Current family caregiver

   - Currently experiencing significant psychological stress

   - Free of any medical condition that would limit participation in independent exercise

   - Not currently engaged in a regular pattern of physical conditioning

   - Current dietary pattern includes suboptimal total fat, saturated fat and vegetable and
   fruit consumption

   - Free of chronic clinical psychopathology

   - Stable on current medications

   - Planning to remain in the geographic area throughout the duration of the trial

   - Able to read and speak English sufficiently to understand protocol materials

   - Able to use the telephone unaided

   - Willing to accept random assignment to any study condition

Exclusion Criteria:

   - Under the age of 50

   - Currently under treatment for an acute, serious medical condition (e.g. cancer, heart
   disease, stroke)

   - Physically active on a regular basis (i.e. performing more than 60 minutes per week of
   aerobic physical activity of at least a moderate intensity)

   - Dietary patterns meet current recommendations for saturated fat and vegetable and
   fruit consumption

   - Unstable and/or uncontrolled on medications for chronic medical conditions

   - Unable or unwilling to use a telephone unaided

   - Unwilling to accept random assignment to study condition


behavioral: The Stanford Active Choices program

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305