Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: a multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer.

Overview of attention for article published in American Heart Journal, April 2006
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Title
Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Intercessory Prayer (STEP) in cardiac bypass patients: a multicenter randomized trial of uncertainty and certainty of receiving intercessory prayer.
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American Heart Journal, April 2006
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2005.05.028
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Herbert Benson, Jeffery A Dusek, Jane B Sherwood, Peter Lam, Charles F Bethea, William Carpenter, Sidney Levitsky, Peter C Hill, Donald W Clem, Manoj K Jain, David Drumel, Stephen L Kopecky, Paul S Mueller, Dean Marek, Sue Rollins, Patricia L Hibberd

Abstract

Intercessory prayer is widely believed to influence recovery from illness, but claims of benefits are not supported by well-controlled clinical trials. Prior studies have not addressed whether prayer itself or knowledge/certainty that prayer is being provided may influence outcome. We evaluated whether (1) receiving intercessory prayer or (2) being certain of receiving intercessory prayer was associated with uncomplicated recovery after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 6%
Brazil 7 5%
Germany 4 3%
United Kingdom 3 2%
Sweden 2 1%
Australia 2 1%
France 2 1%
Switzerland 2 1%
Finland 2 1%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 109 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 17 11%
Librarian 14 9%
Other 4 3%
Unknown 113 76%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine 42 28%
Biological Sciences 31 21%
Psychology 27 18%
Computer and Information Science 7 5%
Physics 6 4%
Other 31 21%
Unknown 4 3%

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This research output has an Altmetric score of 571. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This score was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 February 2016.
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