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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Article 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 6 5%
Brazil 5 4%
United Kingdom 3 3%
Germany 3 3%
Spain 2 2%
Finland 2 2%
Canada 2 2%
Sweden 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 88 76%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Ph.D. Student 26 22%
Student (Master) 13 11%
Student (Bachelor) 11 9%
Post Doc 11 9%
Assistant Professor 10 9%
Other 42 36%
Unknown 3 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine 33 28%
Biological Sciences 27 23%
Psychology 19 16%
Computer and Information Science 6 5%
Social Sciences 4 3%
Other 24 21%
Unknown 3 3%

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This article has an Altmetric score of 494.74. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 26 May 2015.
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