alexa Bias of two one-sided tests procedures in assessment of bioequivalence.
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

Author(s): Liu JP, Weng CS

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The current applications of Schuirmann's two one-sided tests procedure for the original scale ignore the variability of the least squares mean of the reference formulation when it substitutes for the unknown reference average of pharmacokinetic responses. We propose a modified two one-sided test procedure that takes into account the variability of the least squares mean of the reference formulation. The non-parametric version of the modified procedure is also available. We conducted a simulation study to examine the true level of significance and empirical power of four current parametric and non-parametric two one-sided tests procedures under a 2 x 2 crossover design with different combinations of sample size, intrasubject variability, and correlation between the two responses from a subject. Both theoretical results and empirical evidence show that the true level of significance of the current two one-sided tests procedures converges to 0.5 when the correlation of the two responses approaches 1. However, not only is the modified two one-sided tests procedure a test of size alpha, but empirical evidence indicates it is also an unbiased test. The modified non-parametric procedure also controls the size of the tests and is competitive even under normality assumption.
This article was published in Stat Med and referenced in Journal of Bioequivalence & Bioavailability

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version