H Bedford

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint More vaccines for children? Parents' views
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Vaccine 25:7818-23. 2007
  2. pmc Communicating with parents about vaccination: a framework for health professionals
    Julie Leask
    School of Public Health, and Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health University of Sydney and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:154. 2012
  3. pmc Competency, confidence and conflicting evidence: key issues affecting health visitors' use of research evidence in practice
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    BMC Nurs 8:4. 2009
  4. pmc School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year
    Shona Hilton
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:226. 2011
  5. pmc Meningitis in infancy in England and Wales: follow up at age 5 years
    H Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 323:533-6. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Measles and the importance of maintaining vaccination levels
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 100:52-5. 2004
  7. pmc An ecological systems approach to examining risk factors for early childhood overweight: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    S S Hawkins
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:147-55. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of eye disease in early childhood and associated factors: findings from the millennium cohort study
    Phillippa M Cumberland
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London UCL, London, UK
    Ophthalmology 117:2184-90.e1-3. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Feasibility of collecting oral fluid samples in the home setting to determine seroprevalence of infections in a large-scale cohort of preschool-aged children
    S E Bartington
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 137:211-8. 2009
  10. pmc Treatment of community-onset, childhood convulsive status epilepticus: a prospective, population-based study
    Richard F M Chin
    Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
    Lancet Neurol 7:696-703. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint More vaccines for children? Parents' views
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Vaccine 25:7818-23. 2007
    ..We examined attitudes towards severity of specific infections, acceptability of potential vaccines and preferences for the number of injections they would want their child to receive on any one occasion...
  2. pmc Communicating with parents about vaccination: a framework for health professionals
    Julie Leask
    School of Public Health, and Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health University of Sydney and National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 12:154. 2012
    ..Poor communication can contribute to rejection of vaccinations or dissatisfaction with care. We sought to provide a framework for health professionals when communicating with parents about vaccination...
  3. pmc Competency, confidence and conflicting evidence: key issues affecting health visitors' use of research evidence in practice
    Shona Hilton
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    BMC Nurs 8:4. 2009
    ..Further research on what makes evidence more comprehensible, convincing and useable would contribute to understanding how to bridge the gulf between evidence and practice...
  4. pmc School nurses' experiences of delivering the UK HPV vaccination programme in its first year
    Shona Hilton
    MRC CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Infect Dis 11:226. 2011
    ..This study offers insights from school nurses' perspectives and experiences of delivering this new vaccination programme...
  5. pmc Meningitis in infancy in England and Wales: follow up at age 5 years
    H Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 323:533-6. 2001
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Measles and the importance of maintaining vaccination levels
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 100:52-5. 2004
    ..The disease has an incubation period of between six and 19 days. People with measles are usually infectious for one to two days before the rash appears but the total period during which an individual is infectious is not known...
  7. pmc An ecological systems approach to examining risk factors for early childhood overweight: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    S S Hawkins
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:147-55. 2009
    ..To use an ecological systems approach to examine individual-, family-, community- and area-level risk factors for overweight (including obesity) in 3-year-old children...
  8. doi request reprint Prevalence of eye disease in early childhood and associated factors: findings from the millennium cohort study
    Phillippa M Cumberland
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London UCL, London, UK
    Ophthalmology 117:2184-90.e1-3. 2010
    ..To report the prevalence and distribution of eye conditions and visual impairment and associations with early social and biological factors using parental report of diagnosed eye conditions and additional chronic illnesses...
  9. doi request reprint Feasibility of collecting oral fluid samples in the home setting to determine seroprevalence of infections in a large-scale cohort of preschool-aged children
    S E Bartington
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Epidemiol Infect 137:211-8. 2009
    ..Formal interpreter support may be required to increase participation rates in surveys that collect biological samples from ethnic minorities...
  10. pmc Treatment of community-onset, childhood convulsive status epilepticus: a prospective, population-based study
    Richard F M Chin
    Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
    Lancet Neurol 7:696-703. 2008
    ..We report the findings from a systematic, population-based study on the treatment of community-onset childhood CSE...
  11. ncbi request reprint Incidence, cause, and short-term outcome of convulsive status epilepticus in childhood: prospective population-based study
    Richard F M Chin
    Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
    Lancet 368:222-9. 2006
    ..Thus we undertook the North London Status Epilepticus in Childhood Surveillance Study (NLSTEPSS): a prospective, population-based study of convulsive status epilepticus in childhood, to obtain a uniquely paediatric perspective...
  12. pmc Differences in risk factors for partial and no immunisation in the first year of life: prospective cohort study
    Lamiya Samad
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 332:1312-3. 2006
    ..To compare demographic, social, maternal, and infant related factors associated with partial immunisation and no immunisation in the first year of life in the United Kingdom...
  13. doi request reprint The epidemiology of chickenpox in UK 5-year olds: an analysis to inform vaccine policy
    Gayatri Manikkavasagan
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, United Kingdom
    Vaccine 28:7699-705. 2010
    ..If universal varicella immunisation were introduced in the UK, where 40% children have attended some formal day-care by 3 years, a schedule commencing early in the second year of life would be indicated...
  14. pmc Use of personal child health records in the UK: findings from the millennium cohort study
    Suzanne Walton
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 332:269-70. 2006
    ..We examined its use throughout the United Kingdom with respect to recording children's weight and measures of social disadvantage and infant health...
  15. doi request reprint Perceived and objective measures of the neighbourhood environment and overweight in preschool children and their mothers
    Summer Sherburne Hawkins
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:183-92. 2009
    ..The secondary aim was to assess whether moving residence confounded these relationships...
  16. doi request reprint Socioeconomic deprivation independent of ethnicity increases status epilepticus risk
    Richard F M Chin
    Neurosciences Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
    Epilepsia 50:1022-9. 2009
    ..Understanding the effect of socioeconomic factors on CSE would provide insights into etiology and management, leading to the development of novel prevention strategies...
  17. doi request reprint Does childcare influence socioeconomic inequalities in unintentional injury? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    A Pearce
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:161-6. 2010
    ..Little is known about the impact that non-parental care has on childhood unintentional injury and whether this varies by socioeconomic group...
  18. doi request reprint Risk factors for rapid weight gain in preschool children: findings from a UK-wide prospective study
    L J Griffiths
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:624-32. 2010
    ..To examine risk factors for rapid weight gain between 3 and 5 years of age...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pneumococcal vaccine and the new child vaccination schedule
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 102:44, 46-7. 2006
    ..Helen Bedford and Laura Lane outline why the pneumococcal vaccine has been introduced and the other changes to the immunisation schedule...
  20. pmc Factors associated with uptake of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and use of single antigen vaccines in a contemporary UK cohort: prospective cohort study
    Anna Pearce
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 336:754-7. 2008
    ..To estimate uptake of the combined measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) and single antigen vaccines and explore factors associated with uptake and reasons for not using MMR...
  21. doi request reprint Residential mobility and uptake of childhood immunisations: findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    Anna Pearce
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Vaccine 26:1675-80. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Incomplete immunisation uptake in infancy: maternal reasons
    Lamiya Samad
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Vaccine 24:6823-9. 2006
    ..An understanding of maternal reasons for incomplete immunisation status may assist in identifying appropriate interventions to maximise uptake...
  23. ncbi request reprint Screening: we should welcome a more rigorous approach
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    J Fam Health Care 13:148; author reply 149. 2003
  24. ncbi request reprint Immunisation: a new approach
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Pract Midwife 7:25-6. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint Rubella and the MMR vaccine
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 102:55-7. 2006
    ..There are concerns about the uptake of the MMR vaccine and that any outbreak of rubella would affect disproportionately minority groups in the UK who may not have had the vaccine. Helen Bedford explains...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevention, treatment and outcomes of bacterial meningitis in childhood
    H Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Prof Nurse 17:100-2. 2001
    ..Early identification of symptoms remains vital in order to prevent mortality and reduce the likelihood of long-term effects...
  27. ncbi request reprint Mumps: current outbreaks and vaccination recommendations
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 101:53-4, 56. 2005
    ..However, there may be other symptoms of mumps without parotid swelling. Almost one-third of mumps infections are subclinical or mild, with non-specific symptoms, and are never diagnosed as mumps (Gupta et al, 2005)...
  28. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of convulsive status epilepticus in children: a critical review
    Miquel Raspall-Chaure
    Neurosciences Unit, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Epilepsia 48:1652-63. 2007
    ..Future studies should aim at clarifying these issues and identifying specific ethnic, genetic, or socioeconomic factors associated with CSE to pinpoint potential targets for its primary and secondary prevention...
  29. ncbi request reprint Feeling bad about immunising our children
    Abigail L Wroe
    Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AF, UK
    Vaccine 23:1428-33. 2005
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  30. pmc Misconceptions about the new combination vaccine
    Helen Bedford
    BMJ 329:411-2. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint The new childhood immunisation schedule
    David Elliman
    Islington PCT and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London
    Nurs Stand 19:37. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Measles: the disease and its prevention
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology, Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Stand 17:46-52; quiz 54-5. 2003
    ..The MMR vaccine is currently the subject of controversy. Helen Bedford describes the measles disease and its complications, and advises nurses on what to tell parents about vaccination...
  33. ncbi request reprint "A worrying year for community child health: roll on, 2005"
    Helen Bedford
    J Fam Health Care 15:23. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Information on childhood immunisation: parents' views
    Helen Bedford
    Institute of Child Health
    Community Pract 79:252-5. 2006
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  35. ncbi request reprint Prevention, diagnosis and management of pertussis
    Helen Bedford
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics Institute of Child Health, London
    Nurs Times 102:42-4. 2006
    ..Recent research has indicated that a persistent cough lasting longer than 14 days in children aged 5-16 may indicate whooping cough. Helen Bedford and David Elliman explain what whooping cough is and the role of immunisation...
  36. pmc Missed opportunities to vaccinate children admitted to a paediatric tertiary hospital
    Suzanne Walton
    UCL Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:620-2. 2007
    ..Inequalities in vaccine uptake exist. Studies suggest paediatric inpatients have lower rates of immunisation uptake than the general population. Various UK policies advocate opportunistic immunisation...
  37. ncbi request reprint A new vision for maternity records in Scotland: the Scottish Woman-Held Maternity Record (SWHMR) project and the electronic Scottish Woman-Held Maternity Record (eSWHMR) project
    Helen Bedford
    NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Elliott House, 8 10 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA
    Journal (Inst Health Rec Inf Manag) 44:21-4. 2003
    ..It describes the impetus for a unified woman-held paper maternity record and a complementary electronic record. Details of both these ongoing projects are provided...