The TLC2 (Teaching Healthy Lifestyles to Caregivers 2)/CALM (Counseling Advice for Lifestyle Management) Study
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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.
Combining Exercise and Diet in Older Adults
- - 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
- - 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