Identifying work behavior that is harmful to health

How important is your work to you?
Do you perceive it as a burden or do you feel balanced?

Assess your risk of burnout digitally and, if you wish, even location independently.

"Burnout is not trendy."


You hear this phrase more and more often when it comes to public debates about burnout prevention, because burnout is a serious illness that places a heavy burden on those affected and their relatives. And the number of cases is increasing, as data in German health insurance companies show. According to a survey by DAK-Gesundheit, days of absence due to mental illness in general increased by 56 percent from 2010 to 2020, whereas general sick days increased much less in the same period. To be more specific, the AOK, for example, counted an average of 5.9 cases of incapacity to work per 1,000 members due to a burnout diagnosis in 2019.


+ 56 %
days of absence

due to mental illness

5,9 cases
of incapacity to work

per 1,000 AOK-members due to a burnout diagnosis



Early detection is the key

To prevent this from happening in the first place, one thing above all is needed: early detection!

The test "Work-Related Behavioral and Experience Patterns" is the ideal tool to identify burnout risks and other workplace stresses at an early stage. It is not only the symptoms of stress in the form of physical and psychological impairments and complaints that are to be recorded, but above all the way in which people face stressful situations and which individual resources are available.

However, AVEM is also ideally suited for initial diagnostics in the context of rehabilitation, for example to ensure an assessment of workload in the case of (psychosomatic) physical complaints. 


AVEM is available in the Vienna Test System as a digital test and can be administered by your test person either directly in your presence (controlled mode) or at home with or without supervision (proctored or open mode). 

This means that you not only have a trustworthy and high-quality instrument at hand, but also benefit from the automatic evaluation of the digital test as well as from full flexibility in the test administration. 

In the past, numerous clinics have switched from classic paper questionnaires to digital systems such as the Vienna Test System. Read through this report of the rehabilitation clinic St.Franziska Stift, to learn how this has changed everyday life for everyone involved and what resources can be saved on a daily basis while increasing convenience. 



The well-known test AVEM (Work-Related Behavior and Experience Patterns) captures extensive main variables such as distancing ability, offensive problem solving or life satisfaction. Thus, your test person can be assigned to one of 4 types after only about 10-13 minutes of testing and thus, for example, an increased risk of burnout or signs of overload can be identified:

  • Resource-oriented approach
  • Measures work engagement, psychological resilience and work-related emotions in a total of 11 detailed scales
  • Easy interpretation due to automatic assignment of results
    • Four behavioral patterns: healthy, sparing, exertion, and burnout
  • Provides cross-occupational and occupational comparison groups, as well as patient samples

Because AVEM reflects a moment in time, it can be used at multiple different points in time of organizational employment or in a rehab context.


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