Evaluation of patients' preferences for triamcinolone acetonide aqueous, fluticasone propionate, and mometasone furoate nasal sprays in patients with allergic rhinitis

Michael Stokes, Stacey L. Amorosi, David Thompson, Leon Dupclay, Jorge Garcia, George Georges

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Abstract

To compare product attributes, preferences, and expected compliance associated with triamcinolone acetonide aqueous (TAA-AQ), fluticasone propionate (FP), and mometasone furoate (MF) nasal sprays in patients with allergic rhinitis. Data from 2 randomized, double-blind crossover studies with identical design were pooled (N = 215). Patients completed a 14-item sensory attributes questionnaire immediately after each product, and stated their preference and expected compliance with a prescription after receiving all products. Compared with FP and MF, TAA-AQ was associated with significantly less odor and greater liking of odor (P < 0.001); and less taste, less dryness of nose/throat, less aftertaste, and greater overall liking (P < 0.05). Significantly more patients preferred most a prescription of TAA-AQ (50.0%) versus FP (25.0%; P < 0.001) and MF (25.0%; P < 0.001), and would "definitely comply" with TAA-AQ (62.5%) versus FP (49.0%; P < 0.01) and MF (51.0%; P < 0.01). TAA-AQ was associated with significantly more positive sensory attributes, higher preference, and better expected compliance than FP and MF. Patients' preferences for the sensory attributes of an intranasal corticosteroid may affect adherence to treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Volume131
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

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