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.

@article{Benson2006StudyOT,
  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.},
  author={Herbert Benson and Jeffery A. Dusek and Judith B. Sherwood and Peter W C Lam and Charles F. Bethea and William E. Carpenter and Sidney Levitsky and Peter C. Hill and Donald W Clem and Manoj K. Jain and David Drumel and Stephen Louis Kopecky and Paul S. Mueller and Dean V. Marek and Sue Rollins and Patricia L. Hibberd},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={151 4},
  pages={
          934-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND 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… CONTINUE READING
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