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