Dr Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Newcastle
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists
    Melanie J Hayes
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, PO Box 127, Ourimbah 2258, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:250. 2013
  2. pmc Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan
    Koji Wada
    Department of Public Health, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kitasato, Minami Ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
    BMC Public Health 12:1065. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Dimensions and reliability of a hospital safety climate questionnaire in Chinese health-care practice
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 19:156-62. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Smoking rates among hospital nurses in Longkou city, China
    Derek R Smith
    University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 15:109-12. 2013
  5. pmc Declining rates of tobacco use in the Japanese medical profession, 1965-2009
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    J Epidemiol 23:4-11. 2013
  6. pmc Tobacco smoking among doctors in mainland China: a study from Shandong province and review of the literature
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Tob Induc Dis 10:14. 2012
  7. doi request reprint A 30-year citation analysis of bibliometric trends at the Archives Of Environmental Health, 1975-2004
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:43-54. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health, 1919-1960
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:32-42. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Historical development of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health and its predecessor journals, 1919-2009
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:18-31. 2009
  10. doi request reprint The historical development of academic journals in occupational medicine, 1901-2009
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:8-17. 2009

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  1. pmc Musculoskeletal disorders and symptom severity among Australian dental hygienists
    Melanie J Hayes
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, PO Box 127, Ourimbah 2258, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:250. 2013
    ..A self-reporting questionnaire was distributed to all registered dental hygienists in Australia. The questionnaire was a modified version of a validated tool, used previously among health practitioners and students...
  2. pmc Wearing face masks in public during the influenza season may reflect other positive hygiene practices in Japan
    Koji Wada
    Department of Public Health, Kitasato University School of Medicine, Kitasato, Minami Ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan
    BMC Public Health 12:1065. 2012
    ..The aim of this study, therefore, was to determine if wearing a face mask in public is associated with other positive hygiene practices and health behaviors among Japanese adults...
  3. doi request reprint Dimensions and reliability of a hospital safety climate questionnaire in Chinese health-care practice
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Nurs Pract 19:156-62. 2013
    ..Overall, this study suggests that hospital safety climate represents an important aspect of health-care practice in contemporary China...
  4. doi request reprint Smoking rates among hospital nurses in Longkou city, China
    Derek R Smith
    University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 15:109-12. 2013
    ..Overall, the current study suggests that smoking rates are very low among Chinese nurses in Longkou city, Shandong Province. These results are also consistent with studies of nurses' tobacco use conducted in other regions of China...
  5. pmc Declining rates of tobacco use in the Japanese medical profession, 1965-2009
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    J Epidemiol 23:4-11. 2013
    ..Although there has been a downward trend in smoking rates among medical doctors in recent years, rates have been higher among Japanese doctors when compared internationally...
  6. pmc Tobacco smoking among doctors in mainland China: a study from Shandong province and review of the literature
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Tob Induc Dis 10:14. 2012
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  7. doi request reprint A 30-year citation analysis of bibliometric trends at the Archives Of Environmental Health, 1975-2004
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:43-54. 2009
    ..The examination of what articles, themes, and topics were being published, cited, or ignored also offers a unique insight into the direction of not only a particular journal, but also the discipline within which it exists...
  8. doi request reprint Highly cited articles in environmental and occupational health, 1919-1960
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:32-42. 2009
    ..Overall, this study suggests that although some citation patterns in EOH reflect those of other disciplines, the trend is not uniform and EOH itself appears to have some distinctive bibliometric characteristics...
  9. doi request reprint Historical development of the Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health and its predecessor journals, 1919-2009
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:18-31. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint The historical development of academic journals in occupational medicine, 1901-2009
    Derek R Smith
    Faculty of Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 64:8-17. 2009
    ..Given the remarkable improvements in Japanese occupational health following the Second World War, it was also considered worthwhile to investigate the two English-language journals of occupational medicine from this country...
  11. pmc Occupational health issues in marine and freshwater research
    Glenn Courtenay
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah, Australia
    J Occup Med Toxicol 7:4. 2012
    ..Nonetheless, marine and freshwater research remains a potentially risky occupation, and the likelihood of death, injury and long-term health impacts still needs to be seriously considered...
  12. pmc Exposure rate of needlestick and sharps injuries among Australian veterinarians
    Peter A Leggat
    Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:25. 2009
    ..Needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI) represent an important occupational health issue in veterinary practice. Little is known about the distribution and correlates of NSI among Australian veterinarians...
  13. doi request reprint Bibliometrics, dermatology and contact dermatitis
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales, Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Contact Dermatitis 59:133-6. 2008
    ..Further investigation of citation trends and top-cited papers in skin research periodicals would certainly help complement the current body of knowledge...
  14. doi request reprint The latest endangered species in Australia: a tobacco-smoking veterinarian
    D R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Vet J 88:369-70. 2010
    ..Encouragingly, the results from this study suggest that tobacco use has all but disappeared from the Australian veterinary profession in recent years...
  15. doi request reprint Examining the dimensions of hospital safety climate and psychosocial risk factors among Japanese nurses
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    J Transcult Nurs 22:257-64. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the dimensions, reliability, and main loading factors associated with a Japanese safety climate and psychosocial risk factor scale...
  16. pmc A systematic review of musculoskeletal disorders among school teachers
    Patience N Erick
    School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, 10 Chittaway Road, Ourimbah, 2258, Australia
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:260. 2011
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  17. pmc Too many Japanese university students are still smoking tobacco
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Tob Induc Dis 4:10. 2008
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Citation analysis and impact factor trends of 5 core journals in occupational medicine, 1985-2006
    Derek R Smith
    The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Arch Environ Occup Health 63:114-22. 2008
    ..Overall, this study suggests that occupational medicine is now attracting increasing attention in the scientific literature, as evidenced by rising citation counts and impact factors...
  19. pmc The historical decline of tobacco smoking among United States physicians: 1949-1984
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Tob Induc Dis 4:9. 2008
    ..The period from 1949 to 1984 was a pivotal era of change however, as the medical profession, like the society it served, became increasingly aware of the dangers that tobacco incurred for health...
  20. doi request reprint Menstrual disorders and their adverse symptoms at work: an emerging occupational health issue in the nursing profession
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 10:222-8. 2008
    ..A more dedicated commitment from higher management regarding the overall health of nurses at work is also required...
  21. doi request reprint Highly-cited articles in the Australian Dental Journal
    Dr Smith
    WorkCover NSW Research Centre of Excellence, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales
    Aust Dent J 53:265-6. 2008
  22. doi request reprint A longitudinal analysis of bibliometric and impact factor trends among the core international journals of nursing, 1977-2008
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales 2258, Australia
    Int J Nurs Stud 47:1491-9. 2010
    ..Although bibliometric analysis affords significant insight into the progression and distribution of information within a particular research field, detailed longitudinal studies of this type are rare within the field of nursing...
  23. ncbi request reprint Establishing national priorities for Australian occupational health and safety research
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, NSW, Australia
    J Occup Health 52:241-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to identify current and emerging issues relevant to Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) research in Australia, and to formulate strategic research directions and strategies for the future...
  24. ncbi request reprint Exploring new frontiers in occupational epidemiology: the Hunter Community Study (HCS) from Australia
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Ind Health 48:244-8. 2010
    ..It is only with detailed datasets that continuing progress can be made in elucidating mechanisms of occupational disease causation in the new millennium...
  25. ncbi request reprint The continuing rise of contact dermatitis, Part 1: The academic discipline
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Contact Dermatitis 61:189-93. 2009
    ..Overall, it can be seen that from humble beginnings, contact dermatitis is now thriving as a specialized field in clinical dermatology...
  26. ncbi request reprint The continuing rise of contact dermatitis, Part 2: The scientific journal
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Contact Dermatitis 61:194-200. 2009
    ..Although citation analysis represents an increasingly common method for examining the performance of scientific journals, few longitudinal studies have been conducted in the specialist fields of dermatology...
  27. pmc Examining the dimensions and correlates of workplace stress among Australian veterinarians
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, 2258, Australia
    J Occup Med Toxicol 4:32. 2009
    ..Although stress is known to be a common occupational health issue in the veterinary profession, few studies have investigated its broad domains or the internal validity of the survey instrument used for assessment...
  28. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risk factors among veterinarians in Queensland, Australia
    D R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust Vet J 87:260-5. 2009
    ..Although musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) represent one of the most important occupational health issues in contemporary society, few studies have specifically investigated this problem among veterinarians...
  29. doi request reprint Organizational climate and its relationship with needlestick and sharps injuries among Japanese nurses
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Am J Infect Control 37:545-50. 2009
    ..Although certain aspects of organizational climate have been shown to influence needlestick and sharps injuries (NSI) among nurses, this issue has not been adequately investigated in Japan...
  30. doi request reprint Bibliometrics, citation indexing, and the journals of nursing
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 10:260-5. 2008
    ....
  31. pmc The historical decline of tobacco smoking among Australian physicians: 1964-1997
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Tob Induc Dis 4:13. 2008
    ..Physicians occupy an important position as tobacco control exemplars and their own smoking habits are known to influence how effective they may be in such a role...
  32. ncbi request reprint Hospital safety climate, psychosocial risk factors and needlestick injuries in Japan
    Derek R Smith
    WorkCover New South Wales Research Centre of Excellence, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah 2258, Australia
    Ind Health 48:85-95. 2010
    ..Although the provision of safer devices remains critical in preventing injuries, ensuring a positive safety climate will also be essential in meeting these important challenges for nurses' occupational health...
  33. doi request reprint Bibliometric awareness in nursing scholarship: can we afford to ignore it any longer?
    Derek R Smith
    School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Nurs Health Sci 13:384-7. 2011
    ..It is no longer a case of if a graduate nurse will need this skill set for their future professional development, but when...
  34. doi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of musculoskeletal disorders among Australian dental hygiene students
    M J Hayes
    Department of Oral Health, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Int J Dent Hyg 7:176-81. 2009
    ..Although musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have been identified as a significant occupational health issue for dental hygienists, few studies have explored this problem among the dental hygiene student population...
  35. doi request reprint A systematic review of musculoskeletal disorders among dental professionals
    Mj Hayes
    School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, Australia
    Int J Dent Hyg 7:159-65. 2009
    ..More research in the form of larger studies is urgently required, to help more clearly elucidate the development of this important issue for dental hygienists and dental hygiene students...