Introduction: Thalassemia is a genetic blood disorder. People with Thalassemia disease are not able to make enough hemoglobin, which causes severe anemia. Hemoglobin is found in red blood cells and carries oxygen to all parts of the body. When there is no enough hemoglobin in the red blood
cells, oxygen cannot get to all parts of the body. Organs then become starved for oxygen and are unable to function properly.Purpose of the study to assess the quality of life of thalassemic children residing in selected villages at Nellore. Materials and method: The research design was used
exploratory descriptive design. The sample consists of 10 who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The samples were selected by convenience sampling technique. Quality of life was assessed by KIDSCREEN standardized tool. Results: 60% of the thalassemic children had good physical wellbeing,
70% of them satisfied with psychological well-being, 50% of them were satisfied with moods and emotion, 70% of them satisfied with self perception, 60% of them satisfied with autonomy, 80% of children always satisfied with parent relations and home life, 70% of them satisfied with peer and social support, 70% of them were very poorly satisfied with social acceptance, 60% of children satisfied with school environment. Conclusion: From the above findings, the study indicates that the quality of life of thalassemic children were good.
Key words: Quality of life, Thalassemic children