A Single Research Site Bile Acid Sequestrant Acceptability (BASA) Scale Pilot Validation Study

2014-08-27 03:16:09 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of the research study is (1) to rate the taste, texture, appearance, and mixability of 2 different doses of orange flavored cholestyramine compared to orange flavored Tang, (2) rank the importance of the taste, texture, appearance, and mixability when rating cholestyramine and Tang to determine the accuracy and usefulness of a taste test questionnaire.


The primary objective of this study is to evaluate patient acceptability of 2 doses of orange-flavored generic Questran (cholestyramine) versus orange-flavored Tang Drink Mix (a commercial powdered orange drink without cholestyramine) via 2 BASA scales. A second objective is to assess the 2 different versions of the BASA scale. One version will be unweighted with the score based upon the aggregate score of each acceptability component. A second version will be weighted based upon subjectively-reported importance of the acceptability components. The one main study objective or focus is to determine which version of a BASA scale best differentiates patient acceptability of a bile acid sequestrant (cholestyramine) versus a placebo control powder (containing no bile acid sequestrant) thereby determining which BASA scale is the best validated instrument for future studies in assessing and comparing patient acceptability of bile acid sequestrants.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Subject), Primary Purpose: Treatment




Cholestyramine, Cholestyramine, Tang


L-MARC Research Center
United States


Active, not recruiting


Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center

Results (where available)

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