Ahikal
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2022-02-11 19:34
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 statistical analysis of William's Design [Study As­sess­ment]

Dear all, I did a bioequivalence project using William's design (3 treatment, 3 period, 6 sequence), 2 test products against one reference. I analyzed the data as 3-way, and also separated the test products, each with a reference, and analyzed them. My question: should I get the same result?

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2022-02-11 20:07
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 statistical analysis of William's Design

Hi Ahmed,

❝ […] William's design (3 treatment, 3 period, 6 sequence), 2 test products against one reference. I analyzed the data as 3-way, and also separated the test products, each with a reference, and analyzed them. My question: should I get the same result?


Extremely unlikely. In the separate evaluations (as Incomplete Block Designs) you get two estimates of the within-subject variances (one in the comparison of T1 vs R and the other in the comparison of T2 vs R). Even if they would be identical, you have different degrees of freedom in the analyses. In each of the IBDs you have \(\small{df=n-2}\) and in the pooled ANOVA \(\small{df=2\times n-4}\), where \(\small{n}\) is the total number of subjects. Although the point estimates might be the same, the confidence intervals will not.

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Ahikal
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2022-02-11 20:43
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 statistical analysis of William's Design

Thank you much, Helmut, for clarifying the issue.

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Ahmed
Ahikal
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2022-02-12 15:58
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 statistical analysis of William's Design

Now a question arises, which way should be submitted to regulatory authorities?
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Hi Ahmed,

❝ Now a question arises, which way should be submitted to regulatory authorities?


Simple: The one you stated in the protocol.

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2022-02-12 16:41
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 statistical analysis of William's Design

Thanks again
Ahmed
Ahikal
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2022-02-17 23:16
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Hi Helmut,
One last question, if you separate the two test products, do you maintain three periods or make it as two period?

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 Two at a Time (Incomplete Blocks)

Hi Ahmed,

❝ One last question, if you separate the two test products, do you maintain three periods or make it as two period?


You have to keep the codes (sequence, period). See here (scroll down to David Brown’s slides) and there.

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2022-02-18 00:45
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 Two at a Time (Incomplete Blocks)

Hi Helmut,

Thanks a million

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Ahmed
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2022-02-18 11:26
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Dear Ahmed!

Particularly for EMA as per the guideline: - "In studies with more than two treatment arms (e.g. a three period study including two references, one from EU and another from USA, or a four period study including test and reference in fed and fasted states), the analysis for each comparison should be conducted excluding the data from the treatments that are not relevant for the comparison in question."
So you will need to show the calculations separately.
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2022-02-25 14:42
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Dear Dshah:
Thank you, this is how our regulatory committee wanted me to do it, and I was fighting them

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Ahmed
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2022-02-25 15:22
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Dear Dshah;

❝ Particularly for EMA as per the guideline"


Would you please provide me with a reference to this

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Ahmed
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2022-02-25 15:37
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 Do your homework first

Hi Ahikal,

see there #3 and Guidelines on top of the page.

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2022-02-26 10:54
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 Do your homework first

Dear Helmut:

Got it, my apology

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Ahmed
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