Title

Statistical Analysis Methods for Providing Inferences between Primary Response Measures and Exposure to Study Medication

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Publication Title

The Philippine Statistician

Abstract

Differential exposure to study medications in long-term studies of drugs complicates analyses of and inferences from the data collected, particularly with respect to the usual intention-to treat opulation. Analysis methods which incorporate exposure are developed, presented and illustrated by applying them to primary response data from a long term, placebo controlled, clinical trial of gemfibrozil (the Primary Helsinki Heart Study). The analysis methods address the extent to which endpoints are correlated with the actual use of the compound rather than the extent to which endpoints are correlated with the random assignment to double-blind study medications.