Helen L Ball

Summary

Affiliation: University of Durham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction and infant sleep location - moving the discussion forward
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology and Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
    Soc Sci Med 79:84-91. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Infant care practices related to sudden infant death syndrome in South Asian and White British families in the UK
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:3-12. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Bed- and sofa-sharing practices in a UK biethnic population
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Pediatrics 129:e673-81. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Triadic bed-sharing and infant temperature
    H L Ball
    Infancy and Childhood Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 28:55-8. 2002
  5. doi request reprint Randomised trial of sidecar crib use on breastfeeding duration (NECOT)
    Helen L Ball
    Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:630-4. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Airway covering during bed-sharing
    H Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 35:728-37. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Together or apart? A behavioural and physiological investigation of sleeping arrangements for twin babies
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 43 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, UK
    Midwifery 23:404-12. 2007
  8. pmc Randomised trial of infant sleep location on the postnatal ward
    H L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:1005-10. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, bed-sharing, and infant sleep
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Infant and Child Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
    Birth 30:181-8. 2003
  10. pmc Nighttime parenting strategies and sleep-related risks to infants
    Lane E Volpe
    Department of Anthropology, Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University, UK
    Soc Sci Med 79:92-100. 2013

Detail Information

Publications13

  1. doi request reprint Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) risk reduction and infant sleep location - moving the discussion forward
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Department of Anthropology and Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
    Soc Sci Med 79:84-91. 2013
    ..We present examples of how more detailed research and culturally-embedded interventions could reorient discussion around infant sleep location...
  2. doi request reprint Infant care practices related to sudden infant death syndrome in South Asian and White British families in the UK
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:3-12. 2012
    ..These differences may explain the lower rate of SIDS in this population...
  3. doi request reprint Bed- and sofa-sharing practices in a UK biethnic population
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Pediatrics 129:e673-81. 2012
    ..To describe the prevalence and associations of bed- and sofa-sharing in a biethnic UK birth cohort...
  4. ncbi request reprint Triadic bed-sharing and infant temperature
    H L Ball
    Infancy and Childhood Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 28:55-8. 2002
    ..These preliminary analyses suggest a night-time difference in rectal temperature between routine bed-sharers and routine cot sleepers, however, these findings will be further explored in the full analyses for this study...
  5. doi request reprint Randomised trial of sidecar crib use on breastfeeding duration (NECOT)
    Helen L Ball
    Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Dawson Building, South Road, Durham, UK
    Arch Dis Child 96:630-4. 2011
    ..To determine whether the use of sidecar cribs on the postnatal ward affects breastfeeding duration...
  6. doi request reprint Airway covering during bed-sharing
    H Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 35:728-37. 2009
    ..To further understand the role of airway covering and compression in creating risks for bed-sharing infants, we report here on a sleep-lab trial of two infant sleep conditions...
  7. ncbi request reprint Together or apart? A behavioural and physiological investigation of sleeping arrangements for twin babies
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, 43 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN, UK
    Midwifery 23:404-12. 2007
    ..In this two-part study, I explore the behaviour and physiology of twin babies sleeping separately and together...
  8. pmc Randomised trial of infant sleep location on the postnatal ward
    H L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Laboratory and Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, UK
    Arch Dis Child 91:1005-10. 2006
    ..To determine whether postnatal mother-infant sleep proximity affects breastfeeding initiation and infant safety...
  9. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, bed-sharing, and infant sleep
    Helen L Ball
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab and Infant and Child Research Group, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom
    Birth 30:181-8. 2003
    ..This paper examined how new parents managed night-time feeding in the first 4 months, with a particular focus on the relationship between breastfeeding, infant sleep location, and sleep bout duration...
  10. pmc Nighttime parenting strategies and sleep-related risks to infants
    Lane E Volpe
    Department of Anthropology, Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University, UK
    Soc Sci Med 79:92-100. 2013
    ..Exploring why mothers might choose to manage sleep and nighttime parenting in ways that appear to increase potential risks to infants may help illuminate how risks occur for individual infants...
  11. doi request reprint Use of interactive telephone technology for longitudinal data collection in a large trial
    Charlotte Russell
    Parent Infant Sleep Lab, Durham University, Queen s Campus, University Boulevard, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees, TS17 6BH, United Kingdom
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:364-8. 2012
    ..Depending on the target population, however, considerable staff time may be required to manage attrition and consequent data loss, and alternative strategies should be considered to minimize this...
  12. ncbi request reprint Mother-infant cosleeping, breastfeeding and sudden infant death syndrome: what biological anthropology has discovered about normal infant sleep and pediatric sleep medicine
    James J McKenna
    Department of Anthropology and Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol . 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint "New" practice of bedsharing and risk of SIDS
    Helen L Ball
    Lancet 363:1558. 2004