Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/225
Title: Adjusting pairwise nonparametric equivalence hypothesis tests and confidence intervals for period effects in 3x3 crossover trials
Authors: DUCHATEAU, Luc 
JANSSEN, Paul 
STRAETEMANS, Roel 
Otoul, Christian
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, 12(2). p. 149-160
Abstract: In pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic 3x3 crossover trials, average bioequivalence and noninferiority between treatments need to be only assessed pairwise in most cases. Due to the restricted number of subjects in such trials, normal distribution assumptions cannot be checked and frequently outliers are encountered, so that a nonparametric approach is more adequate. Therefore, to assess average bioequivalence or noninferiority, a new method is proposed to derive period adjusted nonparametric confidence intervals for pairwise treatment differences.
Keywords: 3x3 crossover trial; pairwise comparisons; equivalence hypotheses; noninferiority hypothesis; Hodges-Lehmann confidence interval
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/225
Category: A2
Type: Journal Contribution
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