Preces intercesoras: efecto en la recuperación de la salud de personas en tratamiento médico

Translated title of the contribution: Intercessory prayer: a systematic review of the literature

Camila Csizmar Carvalho, Roberta de Paiva Silva, Erika de Cássia Lopes Chaves, Sílvia Caldeira

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Objective: To investigate the effect and applicability of intercessory prayer (IP) for health care. Methods: Systematic review in PubMed and CINAHL databases, with guiding question "What is the effect of intercessory prayer on the health recovery of people in medical treatment?". Inclusion criteria were adopted: clinical trials published in the last ten years, with abstract available online, written in english, portuguese or spanish. Results: Were included eight articles, in which five of them, the IP did not show statistically significant results, two had a positive effect and a article had negative effect. Conclusions: The literature lacks scientific evidence on the effects of intercessory prayer (IP) for health care. It should investigate the effect of IP in future studies, using a protocol for implementation of prayer.
Translated title of the contributionIntercessory prayer: a systematic review of the literature
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)186-190
Number of pages5
JournalIndex de Enfermeria
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Faith healing
  • Nursing
  • Spirituality


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