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Table 2 Comparison of original items and modified/new items of the CPSC scale

From: Conscious Presence and Self Control as a measure of situational awareness in soldiers – A validation study

  Original FMI items Modified/new CPSC items
1 I am open to the experience of the present moment. (P) I consciously perceive my current situation and can look at it (as if from the outside) without judging it as either 'good' or 'bad'.
2 I sense my body, whether eating, cooking, cleaning or talking. (P) With everything I do (eating, cleaning, conversations, official duties, etc.) I am always conscious of the emotions, moods and physical responses that occur.
3 When I notice an absence of mind, I gently return to the experience of the here and now. (P) Once I realize that my concentration has drifted I can return to consciously paying attention without difficulties.
4 I am able to appreciate myself. (A) [deleted]
5 I pay attention to what’s behind my actions. (P) [deleted]
6 I see my mistakes and difficulties without judging them. (A) I see my mistakes and difficulties without judging them.
7 I feel connected to my experience in the here-and-now. (P) In everything I do I am paying full attention and perceive everything mindfully.
8 I accept unpleasant experiences. (A) I also accept unpleasant experiences as being important and of value.
9 I am friendly to myself when things go wrong. (A) I am friendly to myself when things go wrong.
10 I watch my feelings without getting lost in them. (A) In difficult situations I can observe any kind of arising emotions from a distance without getting lost in them.
11 In difficult situations, I can pause without immediately reacting. (A) In difficult situations I do not let arising emotions take control over me.
12 I experience moments of inner peace and ease, even when things get hectic and stressful. (A) I experience moments of inner peace and serenity even if faced with pain and disturbances or when I am dealing with difficult situations.
13 I am impatient with myself and with others. (A) [deleted]
14 I am able to smile when I notice how I sometimes make life difficult. (A) [deleted]
  1. P - refers to the underlying 'presence' component; A - refers to the underlying 'acceptance' component.