029), representing a 50% relative risk reduction of non-persistence with denosumab. Non-persistence after crossover was 2.8% for denosumab and 28.7% for alendronate, with an absolute difference of 27.4% (95% CI 18.1%, 36.7%); the adjusted rate ratio was 0.09 (95% CI 0.03, 0.30; p < 0.001), representing a 91% relative risk reduction of non-persistence with denosumab. Patient-reported outcomes Figure 3 summarizes BMQ scores
at each study visit. Mean scores for subject beliefs about the necessity for the prescribed treatment check details were greater for denosumab than for LB-100 order alendronate at the 6-month visit in the first year (p = 0.022), but not at the other visits. Mean scores for subject concerns about potential adverse consequences of treatment were lower for denosumab than for alendronate at the 6-month (p = 0.010) and 12-month (p = 0.028) visits after crossover, but not at the other time points. Mean scores for subject preference for one medication over the other were greater for denosumab than for alendronate at every visit (all p < 0.001). Fig. 3 Mean scores on the BMQ. *p < 0.05 between treatment groups. † p < 0.05 between treatment groups for difference in change score from each year's baseline. ‡ n values are shown for the number of subjects with observed data in the first and
second years, NU7026 respectively; the latter population was used for the analysis of scores at the crossover visit. § Visit 1 baseline; visit 2 year 1, month 6; visit 3 crossover (BMQ baseline of year 2 treatment); visit 4 year 2, month 6; visit 5 year 2, month 12. Total score ranged from 1 to 5. Higher scores indicate
stronger beliefs, concerns, and preference At the end of study, of the 198 subjects who expressed a preference between treatments, 183 (92.4%) preferred subcutaneous denosumab injections over alendronate tablets (p < 0.001) (Online resource 1). Of the 204 subjects who expressed a preference between treatments for the long term, 186 (91.2%) said they would choose denosumab injections for long-term treatment (p < 0.001) (Online resource 1). Figure 4 summarizes PSQ subject satisfaction scores at the end of each treatment period. Roflumilast Regardless of the treatment sequence, a greater proportion of subjects reported they were quite/very satisfied with frequency of administration, mode of administration, and convenience of denosumab compared with alendronate. Fig. 4 Subject-reported satisfaction with alendronate or denosumab at the end of the study. *Alendronate/denosumab group (ALN/DMAB): data were from the last measurements of the first year for alendronate and the last measurements of the second year for denosumab. †Denosumab/alendronate group (DMAB/ALN): data were from the last measurements of the first year for denosumab and the last measurements of the second year for alendronate.