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.
Published in
American Heart Journal, April 2006
DOI 10.1016/j.ahj.2005.05.028
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Authors

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, Jeffery A. Dusek, Jane B. Sherwood, Charles F. Bethea, Peter C. Hill, Donald W. Clem, Manoj K. Jain, Stephen L. Kopecky, Paul S. Mueller, Patricia L. Hibberd, Benson H, Dusek JA, Sherwood JB, Lam P, Bethea CF, Carpenter W, Levitsky S, Hill PC, Clem DW Jr, Jain MK, Drumel D, Kopecky SL, Mueller PS, Marek D, Rollins S, Hibberd PL, Benson, Herbert, Dusek, Jeffery A., Sherwood, Jane B., Lam, Peter, Bethea, Charles F., Carpenter, William, Levitsky, Sidney, Hill, Peter C., Clem, Donald W., Jain, Manoj K., Drumel, David, Kopecky, Stephen L., Mueller, Paul S., Marek, Dean, Rollins, Sue, Hibberd, Patricia L.

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 10 6%
Brazil 7 4%
Germany 4 2%
Australia 3 2%
Switzerland 3 2%
United Kingdom 3 2%
France 2 1%
Finland 2 1%
Sweden 2 1%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 126 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 27 16%
Student > Master 21 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Other 46 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 49 29%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 21%
Psychology 28 16%
Social Sciences 9 5%
Computer Science 7 4%
Other 42 25%

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