Patient examples: Overall, are the pros or cons more important to you?

For example: One of the cons of quetiapine (Seroquel) is that it can cause sleepiness and drowsiness. If a person feels that they will be able to handle this (i.e. this issue is of no concern), they select that it is “Not important” for them.
It can be hard to deal with sleepiness and drowsiness during the day.
“This is not really an issue for me.”


After rating how important you consider each statement to be, look at whether you have rated more of the pros as somewhat/very important OR more of the cons as somewhat/very important. This will help you to understand how you feel overall. At the bottom of the worksheet, you can then indicate which way you are leaning in your decision by circling one of the five diamonds. See some examples over the page.